“Lovely Popeye food!! evolved from Cooking light.”
18ouncesfresh baby spinach
2tablespoonsminced shallots or 2tablespoonsminced onions
1/8 teaspoonground nutmeg
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk or 1/2 cup2% low-fat milk
1/2 cuptub style light cream cheese, softened
Rinse the spinach with cold water, drain.
Place a large dutch oven over medium heat, add spinach.
(Spinach will need to be tightly packed into the pan to cook all of it in one batch.) Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring well after 2 minutes.
Place spinach in a colander, and drain well, pressing the spinach with the back of a spoon to remove as much moisture a possible.
Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium heat.
Add shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
Combine flour, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon salt, add to pan, stirring well.
Cook for 30 seconds.
Add milk and cheese, stirring with a whisk, cook for 1 minute or until thick.
Add spinach, and cook for 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated.
“This was good.I made this exactly as instructed except I did not have light cream cheese so I used regular cream cheese.Thanks for the post.”
“I also used frozen spinach and it turned out fine. Next time I’ll have to try fresh. I think the nutmeg is key. It adds great flavor. Definitely a keeper!”
“Simpley Fantastic!I used 2 boxes of chopped frozen spinch and also regular cream cheese as that I what I had on hand. I also omitted the shallots and added frozen pearl onions. This side dish went so well with our steaks.”
“Made this for Thanksgiving and it was very good; similar to my grandmothers.Now I have a base to start from to try and recreate hers.Thanks for posting!”
“My husband just raved about this dish. I had to use frozen spinich as the local supermarket wanted too much for their fresh. Even so, it was very good.:)”